New Castle Main Street donors give $15,000 anonymously to help Henry County Business Resiliency Fund
On Friday, May 15, the Henry County Business Resiliency Fund exceeded its goal of $60,000.00 from two anonymous donations, $5,000 and $10,000 respectively. These donations brought the total in the fund to over $65,0000 and will go to help Henry County small businesses with COVID-19 financial relief.
In response to COVID-19’s economic impact on area small businesses, New Castle Main Street started a crowdfunding program to provide financial support. The grants, which will go to small businesses located in Henry County, Indiana, can be for up to $2000 per qualifying business. The program was kicked-off with generous funding from the Henry County Council, Henry County Commissioners, the Henry County Community Foundation, Duke Energy and private donors.
“The Henry County Council reallocated money to New Castle Main Street from a previous project that hadn’t been completed,” said Susan Huhn, President of Henry County Council. “We feel that helping small businesses at this time is critical to Henry County’s economic health.”
Through the generosity of these anonymous donors, the Henry County Business Resiliency Fund has already exceeded its goal of $60,000 in funding. There is still time to be a part of the movement to support the Henry County Business Resiliency Fund. To donate, visit newcastledowntown.com or send a check to New Castle Main Street, 227 N. Main Street, New Castle, IN 47362. New Castle Main Street is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.
“We know that it’s important to help small businesses adapt to this ever-changing economic landscape,” said Carrie Barrett, Executive Director New Castle Main Street. “The outpouring of support from Henry County Council and Commissioners, the Henry County Community Foundation, Duke Energy private and anonymous donors shows just how generous and loving our community can be.”
Applications have begun. Businesses interested in applying can contact Carrie Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.